9 anime to watch before they leave Hulu in May 2022

Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 - Photo Courtesy: Funimation
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 - Photo Courtesy: Funimation /
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To many, Hulu is home to various anime classics we all know and love.

Because of the site’s assorted mix, it’s safe to assume the streaming platform’s lineup was carefully hand-picked by someone who knows their stuff and knows which titles the anime community is dying to watch.

This is why it truly breaks our hearts to know a handful of these high-quality anime are leaving the site by the end of this month.

Anime leaving Hulu in May 2022

All the anime below will leave Hulu on Wednesday, June 1. If you see any of your favorites on this list, perhaps it’s time to get one last binge session in before you have to go elsewhere to stream.

Without further ado, here are the nine anime leaving Hulu in May 2022.

Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 – Photo Courtesy: Funimation /

Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom will always be an anime that is precious to many. Not just because of the hilariousness of watching kids attempt to kill their alien teacher but also because this anime manages to pull at your heartstrings in ways you could never imagine.

Seeing Koro-sensei do everything in his power to raise his students as if they were his own was truly a sight to behold, mainly because we all have a teacher we all remember as fondly as Koro-sensei.

Undoubtedly, this is a series that both new and veteran watchers rate as one of the greatest of all time. Although Assassination Classroom is leaving Hulu, we know the love for this show is never going anywhere.

Where to stream: FunimationCrunchyroll, Amazon Prime Video

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan will probably go down in history as one of the best shounen anime to ever exist. Similar to other shounen series, it’s full of non-stop action and hair-raising drama. But what’s sets this title apart from the rest is its ability to show the true horrors that come with war, xenophobia, and endless, senseless cycles of violence.

Seldom do you see any anime purposely go out of its way to use itself as a reflection to show the destructive tendencies society tends to have. Even rarer is seeing a war-focused anime refuse to romanticize the chaos and bloodshed of war. This is why we believe—no, we know Attack on Titan will go on to inspire many other titles to be as daring.

Where to stream: Funimation, Netflix (season 1), Amazon Prime Video, Crunchyroll

Death Parade

Death Parade is an anime that is significantly more than meets the eye. Hailed for its catchy, joyful opening that juxtaposes the bleakness of its plot, it’s one that you truly have to watch to understand its magical way of showcasing how humans can either be the most gentle, kind people you’ve ever met or the most monstrous, vile individuals in all the universe.

Perhaps you’ve been waiting to learn more about mortality, life, death, heaven, hell, etc. If so, then you should check out Death Parade to answer some of your burning questions. (But if you do, be sure to have your dancing shoes ready!)

Where to streamFunimationAmazon Prime Video (only in select countries)

Fruits Basket (2001)

Although the 2019 reboot isn’t leaving Hulu this month, we’re still gutted to know that the 2001 original, a.k.a the series that started it all, is taking a step away from the streaming platform.

Admittedly, the original does have a few flaws that make it hard for fans to enjoy. Some plots in the 2001 series failed to be properly addressed. Some characters weren’t portrayed in the same way they were in the original source material. And, of course, there was a major continuity error. Even still, Fruits Basket is the shojo anime that can make anyone shed a tear because of its raw depiction of love and heartbreak. Hands down, this anime simply can’t be beaten.

Where to streamFunimation, Amazon Prime Video (only in select countries)